"Human Resource Studies"
Bachelor of Science Human Resources Studies Program Manual 2005-2006 Department of Health Administration and Human Resources Panuska College of Professional Studies University of Scranton Scranton, Pennsylvania Page 1 of 10 Departmental Vision Statement The mission of the Department of Health and Human Resources is to provide teaching, scholarship, research and service in the areas of health administration and human resources administration while adhering to the spirit and principles of Jesuit education. Value Statements In pursuit of this mission and vision for the future, the following significant values and activities are recognized:  Respect for the dignity of each individual.  Our greatest assets are faculty, staff, preceptors, mentors, students and alumni.  Faculty, students, and alumni are learners in an increasingly complex and changing global environment.  A learning environment must place the student at its center and encourage active personal and professional growth.  An educational community that cultivates and encourages diversity among various stakeholders.  A positive learning atmosphere for all students and faculty.  Curricula must reflect both current philosophy and practice as well as future trends.  The need for life-long personal and professional growth and development.  Each faculty member is accountable for providing quality courses and instruction in a curriculum that allows the learner to effectively implement and achieve personal and professional goals.  A high quality faculty must be recruited and maintained to provide positive models for students through mentoring, coaching, teaching and scholarship.  An openness to change and innovation is cultivated and encouraged.  A philosophy of continuous quality improvement is a necessary condition in all aspects of the learning system, culture and environment.  Effective relationships with various stakeholders must be encouraged and supported to ensure improvement in the quality of education.  Collegiality and teamwork among students, faculty, staff, preceptors, mentors, and alumni enhances the quality of our learning environment.  The development and dissemination of new knowledge and improved practices within our fields is essential for students.  Interaction with the professional community is integral to quality programming and development of competencies. Human Resources Studies (HRS) Program Mission The University of Scranton’s Human Resources Studies (HRS) Program mission is to provide students with comprehensive coursework that lead to knowledge and skills related to four major competency areas while reflecting Jesuit ideals: 1. Human Resource Competencies related to the functional areas usually associated with the HR field; 2. Business Competencies related to how businesses function and how decisions affect financial and non-financial work outcomes; 3. Change Management Competencies related to managing the change process so that HR activities are combined with the business needs of an organization; and 4. Personal Competencies related to being fair-minded in dealing with others, standing up for one’s own beliefs and values, exhibiting ethical behavior, developing positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and engaging in continuous learning. Page 2 of 10 The Panuska College of Professional Studies The College of Health, Education, and Human Resources (CHEHR) was established in 1987 in response to the unique needs of students preparing to enter directly into a variety of professional fields. The College was renamed the Panuska College of Professional Studies on June 1, 1998 to reflect the outstanding achievements of Father Panuska, S.J., President Emeritus. The College has been designed to incorporate theory into practice, and it is this belief that structures our pedagogy and our curriculum. Our programs of study require students to look not only at their chosen field of study but also to the world around them. This is accomplished in a variety of ways, through Internships, Service-Learning experiences, and appropriate professional certifications. This College houses academic programs in counseling, education, exercise science and sport, human services, nursing, occupational therapy, health administration, human resources, and physical therapy. Department Faculty Terri Freeman Smith, ABD Steven J. Szydlowski, MS, MBA Instructor and Director Lecturer Graduate Human Resources Administration Health Administration Programs McGurrin, Room 409 McGurrin, Room 413 570-941-6218 570-941-4367 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Peter C. Olden, Ph.D., FACHE William G. Wallick, Ph.D., CHE, SPHR Professor and Director Associate Professor and Director Graduate Health Administration Program Undergraduate Human Resources Studies Program McGurrin, Room 421 McGurrin, Room 403 570-941-4242 570-941-4128 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com Robert H. Spinelli, MBA, MPH, DBA Daniel J. West, Ph.D., FACHE, FACMPE Assistant Professor and Director Professor and Department Chair Undergraduate Health Administration Program McGurrin, Room 417 McGurrin, Room 423 570-941-4126 570-941-5872 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com John K. Stout, Ed.D. Professor Emeritus McGurrin, Room 405 570-941-4333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 3 of 10 Careers in Human Resources Human resource professionals work within all industries and are concerned with recruiting, developing and retaining a productive workforce. In response to a growing demand for human resource professionals, this occupation is projected to grow faster than the average between 21% and 35% from 2002 to 2012. The field of human resources is multidisciplinary in nature and the educational preparation requires minimally an undergraduate degree, preferably within the liberal arts tradition. A combination of courses in the social and behavioral sciences, and business are important in addition to the body of knowledge specific to the human resource field. Human resource specialists and managers hold about 677,000 jobs and are employed in virtually every industry. Entry-level HR specialists earn an average of $35,400 and managers receive average salaries of more than $64,710 per year. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Website for complete information at: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos021.htm The following are Bureau of Labor Statistics descriptions of occupations within the field of Human Resources. 1. Employment and placement employees, recruiters, and interviewers oversee the hiring and separation of employees. They search for promising job applicants; check references; screen, interview, and test applicants; and extend offers of employment to qualified candidates. 2. EEO representatives investigate and resolve equal employment opportunity grievances, examine corporate practices for possible violations, and compile and submit EEO statistical reports. 3. Job and occupational analysts collect and examine detailed information about job duties to prepare job descriptions. They conduct research, and are concerned with occupational classification systems and study the effects of industry and occupational trends upon worker relationships. 4. Compensation specialists devise ways to ensure fair and equitable pay rates, conduct surveys, see how their rates compare with others, and see that the firm's pay scale complies with changing laws and regulations. 5. Employee benefits employees handle the company's employee benefits program, notably its health insurance and pension plans. 6. Training and development employees develop skills, enhance productivity and quality of work, and build loyalty to the firm. They plan, organize, and direct a wide range of training activities. 7. Industrial relations employees form labor policy, oversee industrial labor relations, negotiate collective agreements, and coordinate grievance procedures to handle complaints resulting from disputes under the contract for firms with unionized employees. 8. International human resources employees handle HR issues of a company's foreign operations. 9. Human resources information system employees develop and manage computer programs that process personnel information. 10. Employee assistance plan employees are responsible for programs covering occupational safety and health standards and practices, health promotion, physical fitness, medical examinations, and minor health treatment. 11. Employer relations representatives maintain working relationships with local employers and promote the use of public employment programs and services. Page 4 of 10 Opportunities for Professional Growth Many professional organizations have identified a specified body of knowledge for professionals within the human resources field and administer certification exams covering this knowledge. Students are encouraged to join at least one professional organization. Students can obtain information about professional organizations from the web sites listed below. Organizations that offer certification are noted with an *. AAA *American Arbitration Association. http://www.adr.org/ ASA American Staffing Association. http://www.staffingtoday.net AHRD Academy of Human Resource Development. http://www.ahrd.org/ AOM Academy of Management. http://www.aom.pace.edu/ ASHHR American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration. http://www.ashhra.org/ ASTD *American Society for Training and Development. http://www.astd.org/ HRPAO *Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario. http://www.hrpao.org/ IFEBP *International Foundation of Employee-Education, Benefits, Compensation. http://www.ifebp.org/ IFTDO International Federation of Training and Development Organisations. http://www.iftdo.org/ ISPI *International Society for Performance Improvement. http://www.ispi.org/ IRRA Industrial Relations Research Association. http://www.irra.uiuc.edu/ SHRM *Society for Human Resource Management. http://www.shrm.org/ WAW WorldatWork* http://www.worldatwork.org/worldatwork.html (formerly American Compensation Association) Page 5 of 10 The Human Resource Studies Program WELCOME Welcome to the Human Resources Studies program in the Department of Health Administration and Human Resources [HAHR]. We are pleased that you have chosen to major in human resources. Our faculty and staff are committed to having a curriculum that is current, courses that are of the highest quality, an advising system that is geared to meet your needs, and an overall system that respects you as an individual. Whether you are an entering freshman, a transfer student or a change of major, we encourage you to review this manual since it will give you information that will help you complete your bachelor’s degree with minimal problems and hopefully with maximum benefit. About the Program The Human Resources Studies major integrates knowledge from the human resources field, social and behavioral sciences, business, and the liberal arts. Human Resource professionals work within all industries and are concerned with recruiting, developing, and retaining a productive workplace. The changing nature of work, as influenced by social, economic, technological, and educational forces is explored both nationally and globally. The study of human resource theories and their practical applications in the workplace is an essential part of the program. The faculty is committed to providing the highest quality learning environment to prepare students academically and practically for employment in the human resources field. In addition, students in the HRS major are expected to actively develop their own knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to prepare themselves for a career in human resources. To that end, students are encouraged to demonstrate academic excellence in all coursework, make meaningful service commitments to their communities, and develop an attitude toward life-long learning. Opportunities for students to identify with and actively participate in the HR profession, such as membership in the student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, are hallmarks of the program. Program highlights include: Bachelor of Science Degree • 131 credits with 37 credits from HRS major courses • Required Business minor • Required portfolio documenting specific student outcomes • Overall minimum 2.5 GPA is required in major courses • Overall minimum 2.0 GPA is required in cognate courses • Required internship to gain practical work experience • National and global focus – study abroad is encouraged • Required 80 Hour Service Learning component • Combined B.S./M.S. can be earned in a five-year period Minor in Human Resources Studies The student must take a minimum of 18 credits. Five courses are required: HRS 111, 112, 251, 252, and 340 plus one HRS elective. Advisors and Advising If you are a freshman, you will be assigned to the J.A. Panuska College of Professional Studies Advising Center, 1st floor, McGurrin Hall and receive much useful information and guidance through this office throughout your matriculation here at the university. In addition, we encourage you to visit the department and talk with human resources faculty and/or with the instructor of your introductory course if you have questions. Page 6 of 10 Career Services Students should be aware that the Office of Career Services provides educational and career counseling, lists of graduate programs in various disciplines, help in resume preparation, role playing simulations for employment interviews, and will maintain a reference file for application to graduate programs and/or for employers. Ordinarily, students will become familiar with Career Services during Freshman Seminar [INTD 100] and Career Seminar [HRS 390]. Academic Code of Honesty The Human Resources Studies Program strictly adheres to the Academic Code of Honesty at the University of Scranton. Student behavior in violation of academic honesty includes plagiarism, duplicate submission of the same work in more than one class, collusion, false information, unauthorized use of computers, theft and destruction of property, and unauthorized possession. Students are responsible for knowing the Academic Code of Honesty which is published by the University. Updates Students are requested to notify both the Registrar and Departmental office if there is a change in their name, address, telephone, etc. Page 7 of 10 HUMAN RESOURCES STUDIES Dept. and No. Descriptive Title of Course Credits FIRST YEAR FALL SPRING MAJOR HRS 111 Macro Human Resources 3 MAJOR HRS 112 *Micro Human Resources 3 GE S/BH PSYC 110 Fundamentals of Psychology 3 GE FSEM INTD 100 *Freshman Seminar 1 GE PHIL PHIL 120 Introduction to Philosophy 3 GE SPCH COMM 100 Public Speaking 3 GE WRTG WRTG 107 Composition 3 GE C/IL C/IL 104 Computing and Information Literacy 3 GE T/RS T/RS 121 Theology I 3 GE NSCI NSCI ELECT Natural Science Elective 3 QE QUANT PSYC 210 Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences 3 GE PHED PHED ELECT Physical Education 1 1 _____ _____ 17 16 SECOND YEAR MAJOR HRS 251 *Performance Appraisal 3 MAJOR HRS 252 *Workforce Education and Training 3 MAJOR HRS 293 Research Applications in HR 3 COGNATE ACC 253 Financial Accounting 3 COGNATE PSYC 335 Psychological Testing 3 GE S/BH ECO 101 Current Economic Issues 3 GE PHIL PHIL 210 Ethics 3 GE PHIL-T/RS PHIL or T/RS Free Elective 3 GE T/RS T/RS 122 Theology II 3 GE NSCI NSCI ELECT Natural Science Elective 3 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities Elective 3 GE PHED PHED ELECT Physical Education 1 _____ _____ 16 18 THIRD YEAR MAJOR HRS 340 Compensation and Benefits 3 MAJOR HRS 351 *Recruitment, Selection, and Staffing 3 MAJOR HRS 353 HR Information Systems 3 MAJOR HRS 390 *Career Seminar 1 MAJOR HRS ELECT HRS Elective 3 COGNATE MGT 351 Principles of Management I 3 COGNATE FIN 351 Introduction to Finance 3 COGNATE ECO 351 Environment of International Business 3 COGNATE MKT 351 Introduction to Marketing 3 COGNATE ELECT Cognate Elective 3 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities Elective 3 GE ELECT ELECT Free Elective 3 _____ _____ 18 16 FOURTH YEAR MAJOR HRS 480 *Internship 3 MAJOR HRS 490 *Leadership Seminar 3 MAJOR HRS ELECT HRS Elective 3 COGNATE OIM 471 Business Information Management 3 COGNATE ELECT Cognate Elective 3 GE HUMN HUMN ELECT Humanities Electives 3 3 GE ELECT ELECT Free Electives 9 _____ _____ 15 15 (* indicates a course with a Service Learning component) TOTAL: 131 Credits Page 8 of 10 HUMAN RESOURCES STUDIES Course Descriptions HRS 111 3 credits (S)Macro Human Resources An introduction to the changing nature of work including trends, theories, concepts, and practices for maintaining an effective workforce. HRS 112 3 credits Micro Human Resources An introduction to the major functional areas of the human resources field. Includes service-learning component. HRS 251 3 credits (W)Performance Appraisal A review of the performance management process including the design and implementation of job descriptions and of accompanying performance appraisal systems. Includes service-learning component. HRS 252 3 credits (W)Workforce Education and Training A study of various organizational approaches to developing the skills and competencies of employees including the assessment of need, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training. Includes service-learning component. HRS 284 3 credits Special Topics Selected topics in human resources are offered on a variable basis. HRS 293 3 credits Research Applications in Human Resources An introduction to research methodology as applied to human resources issues and problems with an emphasis on experimental and quasi-experimental designs. HRS 340 3 credits Compensation and Benefits A study of both direct and indirect forms of compensation including legal requirements with a focus on internal and external equity. HRS 351 3 credits (D)Recruitment, Selection, and Staffing A study of the techniques, methods, and requirements for identifying, screening, evaluating, and selecting prospective job candidates. Includes service-learning component. HRS 353 3 credits Human Resources Information Systems An introduction to the various computer software applications related to the human resources field. HRS 382 3 credits Directed Study An independent study experience on a specific human resources-related topic or a research project. HRS 390 1 credit Human Resources Career Seminar A survey of current trends and occupations in Human Resources with an emphasis on advanced planning and preparation for the required internship experience and post-graduation career planning. Includes service-learning component. Page 9 of 10 HRS 480 3 credits Human Resources Internship A supervised human resources work experience within an approved organizational setting. Requires at least 120 hours of human resources employment with an additional 18 hours of an on-campus, faculty-led seminars and individual meetings. Includes service-learning component. HRS 490 3 credits Human Resources Leadership Seminar Students will assess and develop their leadership skills and participate in an in-depth case study that integrates previous learning. Includes service-learning component. Brief Telephone Directory Department of HAHR and Adjunct Faculty........ 941-4350 Department of HAHR Computer Lab ................. 941-7885 Bookstore.............................................................. 941-7763 Career Services..................................................... 941-7640 Counseling Center ................................................ 941-7620 CPS Advising Center ........................................... 941-6390 Financial Aid ........................................................ 941-7700 Library .................................................................. 941-7525 Registrar................................................................ 941-7721 Security [EMERGENCY - 941-7777], Other.... 941-7888 Student Health Services ....................................... 941-7667 Treasurer............................................................... 941-7411 J.A. Panuska College of Professional Studies Dr. James Pallante, Dean ............................... 941-6305 For more information contact: William G. Wallick, Ph.D., CHE, SPHR Associate Professor Director Undergraduate Human Resources Studies Program Department of Health Administration and Human Resources 403 McGurrin Hall University of Scranton Scranton, PA 18510 570-941-4128 email@example.com or visit our web site at: http://academic.uofs.edu/department/HAHR/ Revised: May 2005 Page 10 of 10